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Odin 09 Posala


I just bought a new perfume, Odin 09 Posala. New York based men’s clothing retailer, Odin New York, founded by Eddy Chai and Paul Birardi in 2004, and self-described as “one of the first lifestyle stores dedicated to men”, launched their fragrance line in 2009. Targeted to “those with discerning taste in modern fragrance” the eight scents which have been launched to date - there is no 05, since that number is so identified with Chanel - are squarely in the citrus, herbal, woody, earthy , incense range, appealing to discerning men but also very wearable by discerning women.
Formula 09 Posala is definitely a floral, from top to bottom, but it’s a floral with a difference. The only marketing stuff I’ll pass on is the meaning of the name. I thought it was Italian but it is a Native American word meaning “farewell to spring flowers”. I understand this name now that I’ve worn 09 Posala for the past 24 hours, and experienced its transformation from a floral into a rich, warm, boozy, complex Oriental floral. 
Right from the juicy opening, an accord of pear and peach tarted up with a splash of orange, I knew I would love 09 Posala. After the fruit in the opening, which has the sweetness of fresh-cut fruit, there’s a momentary burst of sharp white jasmine, and then the scent begins to warm and expand. Bourbon, with its distinct alcoholic caramel undertone, makes the floral heart rich and boozy, still with the fruit notes floating on top – it’s as if they’re starting to ferment, becoming a smooth liqueur.
When tobacco leaf and benzoin add their earthy smokiness in the dry-down, 09 Posala is intoxicating. Iris keeps the sweetness in check, but amber keeps it warm, real and alive, sexy, and oh so satisfying. I love smelling it on myself, and I would love smelling it on anyone else, anywhere, anytime.
Notes: Pear flower, peach, star jasmine,bourbon accord,orange flower, Perique tobacco,benzoin, purple iris, amber.
Type: EdP
Nose: Unknown

Price: $5.00